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It's the International Day of the #Midwife!

Midwives do not just attend births.
They also provide antenatal & postnatal care & a range of sexual & reproductive health services, incl. family planning, detecting & treating sexually transmitted infections bit.ly/2SdGnHq
There is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the shortage.
The largest shortages are in South East Asia and Africa bit.ly/3821bMs
Support our midwives: They are critical health workers.
Investment in their education and training is vital to ensuring #HealthForAll bit.ly/3vByoaG
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Today is World #HandHygiene Day! 🙌

Cleaning your hands correctly can help save lives bit.ly/3L1UZCn
Lack of #HandHygiene is one of the main causes of avoidable infection & associated deaths in health care - healthcare workers need to clean their hands at the right times bit.ly/3L1UZCn
Effective infection prevention and control measures - incl. #HandHygiene - can prevent up to 70% of healthcare-acquired infections.
When healthcare workers unite for safety and promote hand hygiene, they protect patients and save lives bit.ly/3L1UZCn
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
"Globally, reported cases and deaths from #COVID19 are continuing to decline, with reported weekly deaths at their lowest since March 2020.
But these trends, while welcome, don’t tell the full story."-@DrTedros
"Driven by Omicron sub-variants, we are seeing an increase in reported cases in the Americas & Africa."
-@DrTedros
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We are in the third wave of #Covid. Community spread of #Omicron is given. Cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are hot spots.

What works and what does not.
A thread of 10 points

1. It is clear that Omicron escapes Immunity acquired through #Vaccines and Previous Infection
2. Most cases of Omicron have mild infection, milder compared to Delta. This however doesn't mean that it will be mild in all cases. Some would become severe and need hospitalisation. Don't be stupid by buying into 'mild' theory
3. A lot of people are asymptomatic. So should you get tested for mild or no symptoms? Yes. Because only then you would isolate yourself and protect others. Also, better to detect it early and monitor rather than be caught off guard when saturation drops.
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Today is #WorldSepsisDay

Q: What is #sepsis?
A: Sepsis is a life-threatening medical emergency. It occurs when a person has an infection, and the body’s response causes injury to its own tissues and organs.
Sepsis affects millions of patients 🌍

bit.ly/2X12EN2
#Sepsis is estimated to kill 1⃣1⃣ million people each year, including almost 3⃣ million young children. It disables millions more.

who.int/news-room/fact…
Anyone with an infection can develop #sepsis, but some people are more at risk than others:

🔸Pregnant women
🔸Newborns
🔸The elderly
🔸People with chronic diseases or immunosuppression
🔸Hospitalized patients

bit.ly/2X12EN2
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#JustPublished!
Interim public health considerations for the provision of additional #COVID19 vaccine doses.

Read full report here: bit.ly/ECDCBoosterDoc Image
Providing all eligible individuals with the recommended dose regimen should remain the current
priority for #COVID19 vaccination programmes in the EU/EEA.

All vaccines authorised in the EU/EEA are highly protective against COVID19 related hospitalisation, severe disease & death. Image
Administering an additional vaccine dose to people who may experience a limited response to the primary #COVID19 vaccination, such as some categories
of immunocompromised individuals, should already be considered now.

bit.ly/ECDCBoosterDoc Image
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Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of #COVID19 patients has been released by Director-General for Health Services (#DGHS), @MoHFW_INDIA.

Depending upon the severity of symptoms, it guides how to treat, investigate & monitor patients.

Guideline: dghs.gov.in/WriteReadData/…
The guideline categorises the possible symptoms of #COVID19 for patients with Asymptomatic, Mild, Moderate or Severe symptoms.

For Asymptomatic & Mildly ill- Home isolation for care recommended.

For Home Care Tips to manage COVID19 by @PrinSciAdvOff:
For patients with Mild Symptoms, the guideline details a #selfcare performa for Self-monitoring for fever, breathlessness, SpO2, BP or worsening of any symptoms.

If symptoms persist or worsen, further medical investigations may be required.

#COVID19 #IndiaFightsCorona
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At #WHA74, the Sasakawa Health Prize was awarded to Dr Amal Saif Al-Maani, for boosting awareness of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of #HandHygiene, and for advocating for rational use of antimicrobials in #Oman 🇴🇲
To help combat antimicrobial resistance, Dr Al-Maani engaged in the national project “Be Role Model for Hand Hygiene” as part of her advocacy work for #HandHygiene in the community and health care settings in #Oman 🇴🇲
🏆 The 2021 Sasakawa Prize goes to Dr Wu Hao from Fangzhuang Community Health Service Centre in #China 🇨🇳.

Dr Wu has devoted his career to improving community health & integrating the use of technology to ensure more people can access care close to home.
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It's #HandHygiene Day!

Nurses, midwives, doctors & other #HealthWorkers hands 🙌 make all the difference for safe patient care & ensure #InfectionPrevention.

#CleanYourHands at the point-of-care when needed using the appropriate technique:
👉 bit.ly/3tfrPa6
It's #HandHygiene day!

#CleanYourHands to save lives:
EVERYONE has a role to play to ensure #InfectionPrevention and help stop the spread of #COVID19.

YES, this includes your 🙌 too!

👉 bit.ly/3tfrPa6
Dear patients and families,
#CleanYourHands to help save lives!

Good #HandHygiene 🙌 is a critical part of #InfectionPrevention. Do your part to keep others safe!

👉 bit.ly/3tfrPa6
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Hoy celebramos el Día Mundial de la Higiene de Manos, la medida más sencilla, efectiva, económica y potente para prevenir todo tipo de infecciones

#HigieneDeManos 🤲 #HandHygiene👌 #WashYourHands🤜🤛 Image
El lema no es exagerado, lavar las manos adecuadamente durante unos pocos segundos puede salvar tu vida y la de las personas que tienes a tu alrededor, aún más si eres sanitario, o hay personas vulnerables en tu entorno

#HigieneDeManos 🤲 #HandHygiene👌 #WashYourHands🤜🤛 Image
Eso sí, para que funcione esta "magia", es importante hacer una higiene correcta, con frecuencia olvidamos buena parte de las superficies más críticas de la piel de nuestras manos, que pueden seguir contaminadas

#HigieneDeManos 🤲 #HandHygiene👌 #WashYourHands🤜🤛 Image
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"Earlier today, the government of the #DRC🇨🇩 announced the end of the most recent #Ebola outbreak, three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu.
I congratulate the govt, health workers, communities & all WHO staff who were involved in the response."-@DrTedros
“This has only been possible thanks to a concerted, comprehensive and consistent approach, using vaccines and therapeutics alongside proven public health measures, with empowered and engaged communities.”-@DrTedros

#Ebola #DRC🇨🇩
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"In January and February, the world saw six consecutive weeks of declining #COVID19 cases.

We have now seen seven consecutive weeks of increasing cases, and four weeks of increasing deaths.

Last week was the fourth-highest number of cases in a single week so far"-@DrTedros
"Several countries in Asia and the Middle East have seen large increases in #COVID19 cases.

This is despite the fact that more than 780 million doses of vaccine have now been administered globally"-@DrTedros

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.@DrTedros : The pandemic has reminded all of us of the heroic work that #healthworkers do every day.

Health workers account for an estimated 3% of the world’s population, but account for 14% of all infections with #COVID19. | via @WHO
.@DrTedros : One of WHO’s primary concerns has been to ensure #healthworkers have access to personal protective equipment.

We also advise that health workers should clean their hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub, or wash with soap and water. | via @WHO
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"The pandemic has reminded all of us of the heroic work that #healthworkers do every day.

Health workers account for an estimated 3% of the world’s population, but account for 14% of all infections with #COVID19"-@DrTedros
"One of WHO’s primary concerns has been to ensure #healthworkers have access to personal protective equipment.

We also advise that health workers should clean their hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub, or wash with soap and water"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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🆕 report highlights that ~1.8 billion people are at ↗️ risk of #COVID19 & other diseases because they use or work in health care facilities without basic water services 🚱 - putting millions of lives around the 🌎🌍🌏 at risk

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The situation is worst in the health care facilities of the world’s least developed countries:
🗑️ 70% have no basic health care waste management system
🚱 50% have no basic water services
🚽 20% lack sanitation services

👉 bit.ly/346JoOP Image
Investing in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in health care facilities would help:
🦠 Combat antimicrobial resistance
👶 Improve quality of care & safety of 👶 deliveries
✅ Prevent spread of hospital infections, & diseases incl. #COVID19
🪙 Save money

👉 bit.ly/346JoOP Image
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"These discussions between health, water and finance ministers are among the most important meetings of the year. Investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is critical to preventing both pandemics and local outbreaks. Its absence leaves us exposed"-@DrTedros at #2020FMM
"In fact, one of our most fundamental public health measures fails in much of Africa and around the world because hundreds of millions of people cannot wash their hands. That includes #healthworkers in one out of three health care facilities globally"-@DrTedros #2020FMM
"You already know the basics: WASH is a first line of defence against #COVID19 and so many other diseases, ​such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, malnutrition, influenza and pneumonia"-@DrTedros #2020FMM
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"I want to start the week off on a happy note.

I am delighted to announce that WHO has the honour of working with Kim Sledge, of the legendary group @SisterSledge_, and Natasha Mudhar, founder of @The_WorldWeWant organization"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WeAreFamily
"Together, we are today announcing the start of a new #WeAreFamily campaign to promote global solidarity and collaboration in the face of #COVID19"-@DrTedros

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"6 months ago, WHO launched the Solidarity Trial to evaluate the effectiveness of 4 drugs for the #COVID19 treatment.
The Solidarity Trial is the 🌍’s largest randomized controlled trial of COVID-19 therapeutics, involving almost 13K patients in 500 🏥 in 30 countries"-@DrTedros
"In June, we announced that we were discontinuing the hydroxychloroquine arm of the study, and in July we announced that we would no longer enrol patients to receive the combination of lopinavir and ritonavir"-
@DrTedros #COVID19
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.@DrTedros : Around the world, we’re now seeing an increase in the number of reported cases of #COVID19, especially in Europe and the Americas.

Each of the last four days has been the highest number of cases reported so far | via @WHO
.@DrTedros: Many cities & countries are also reporting an increase in hospitalizations & intensive care bed occupancy.

At the same time, we must remember that this is an uneven pandemic. Countries have responded differently, & countries have been affected differently | via @WHO
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"Around the world, we’re now seeing an increase in the number of reported cases of #COVID19, especially in Europe and the Americas.

Each of the last four days has been the highest number of cases reported so far"-@DrTedros
"Many cities & countries are also reporting an increase in hospitalizations & intensive care bed occupancy.

At the same time, we must remember that this is an uneven pandemic.

Countries have responded differently, & countries have been affected differently"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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"I offer:
-my deep condolences to all Member States of the Eastern Mediterranean for the loss of life you have suffered during the #COVID19 pandemic
-my deep thanks & admiration to your #healthworkers, who have put themselves in harm’s way in the service of others"-@DrTedros
"And I offer my commitment that WHO will continue to work with you and support you to end the #COVID19 pandemic and build back better"-@DrTedros
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Live: @DrTedros' opening remarks at the #EBSpecial on #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/ckmgyzI2MTAy…
"It seems incredible to think that when the #EB146 met in Feb, there were just 151 cases & 1 death outside 🇨🇳 of what we now call #COVID19.

Today, almost 35M cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, & 1M+ people are reported to have lost their lives"-@DrTedros #EBSpecial
"Numbers can blind us to the reality that every single life lost is someone who loved & was loved by others – someone’s mother, father, someone’s sister, someone’s brother, daughter or son.

They are the reason we’re here"-@DrTedros #EBSpecial

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1/4 During the months of restrictions, schools, workplaces, businesses and other public settings modified spaces and implemented protocols and policies to reduce the risk of #COVID19 spreading. #COVIDLife #COVIDLiving
2/4 As individual Canadians, we likewise modified our behaviours and became adept at practicing personal protective measures including #PhysicalDistancing, good #HandHygiene, #CoughEtiquette & #MaskOn where appropriate.
3/4 The challenge now is to stay the course, no matter how weary we may feel, because #PublicHealth efforts are not enough on their own; keeping #COVID19 at manageable levels in #Canada DEPENDS ON ALL OF US. #SlowBurn #AllinThisTogether
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1/6 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Wednesday statement discussing pregnancy, maternal health and newborn care. Read the statement here: canada.ca/en/public-heal…
2/6 Canadians continue to experience the joy of welcoming new additions to their families. Newborns are vulnerable to a variety of infectious diseases and there are important measures to consider to keep them safe during #COVID19.
3/6 Friends and family will be excited to meet your bundle of joy, but it is important to ask visitors to postpone visiting if they’ve had any symptoms of #COVID19 in the last 14 days, or if they’ve had contact with a confirmed case.
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